New beginnings once again…..
It seems like everyone is in such a hurry to put 2013 behind. Apparently, there has been some tribulations and challenges that was not foreseen. I’m happy to hear that my friends and family are eagerly anticipating a brand new start; positive movement. As I’ve started in a previous blog, I’m not a fan of “resolutions”. I understand that goals are important, and it’s good to have them. But unfortunately, resolutions don’t live past February. As you expect better life changes in the coming year, MAKE them a reality as oppose to just a wish. Actually put them in action. For example, make a goal for every month. Write it down…create a plan. By December 2014, you have at least twelve completed “resolutions” that were achievable.This may take some time and effort but this is YOUR life. If you are not going to invest in greatness and success, who will!?!?
The bottom line is, take care of YOU. Focus on YOU. I guarantee the more you spend time doing what you want, the happier you will be. Write that book, open that business, even quit that job. Yes I said it! No doubt that you will be more in love with your life. If I’m wrong, I want to know about it. So now what are you going to do in 2014 that will take you to new heights?
Whatever it is, make it happen. Take advantage of your choices.
Miracles & Blessings
Some people take advantage of the New Year to create “resolutions”, but honestly it is a lie that you are telling yourself. How many years have you PROMISED to eat better, exercise, pay off your debt….to return to your ugly habits by mid February. Forget about unrealistic standards that you set for yourself. I can speak first hand, that it will never work. If you REALLY want to see and make a difference in your life, you will take it more seriously. Spend time in true investments…in yourself. If you don’t have the patience, interest or diligence,then you may not be ready for personal growth. Resolutions are only as good as the person truly committed to making change. Very often, I like to brainstorm on how I can continue to make my life happy and fulfilled. What I realized is nothing falls in your lap; it take true hard work and determination. I have to admit, I sometimes can get lazy and fall short of my talents. But the only person that is suffering from that flaw is myself. Today, I decided to broaden my growing empire and focus on how I can become a better me. I don’t like to dwell on the past; thinking about what I could’ve, should’ve or would’ve done with my life. A better option, is to move forward and know that it is never too late to be happy while on this Earth.
I mentioned “investments” earlier. Not regarding stock, bond and money market accounts, but something very similar. The theory is to put money in something to get more money out of it in return. The concept can be applied to your life and living. Don’t look at it as waste. A brand new shiny Birkin bag work $50k may be considered an investment to some. But for others, it is not as realistic. To be practical, start out small; take classes on how to write a book; go back to school to learn something of interest, start a business, write a blog, become a mentor to a youth, patent an invention, volunteer you time at a community project that is important to you. All these are examples of investments that can allow you achieve personal greatness. If you don’t know where to begin, there are tools available to help you get started. I personally know organizers and Life coaches who are more than willing to give a hand to bettering your future.
I am at a step, in my personal journey, to share without asking for anything in return. My fulfillment is knowing that someone else took a step to living a life free of negative thoughts and actions, dangerous habits and thoughtless choices. I declare today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- What Are My Barriers to Personal Growth and Development? (youuniversityonline.com)
- Introduction to personal growth (wiseslacker.com)
- Do Your Work (readingsbylisa.wordpress.com)
- Book Talk: A Summary and Review of The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell (quazen.com)